BioScience.com.pk try the best to avoid the use of medical terms that could make it more difficult to understand the information on this website. Still, there are a number of terms that can't be avoided and that are useful to know because they are so often used by the doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals with whom you might speak. The list below includes the terms used on BioScience.com.pk for which we have provided definitions.
Also known as: Chemo
Drug used in the treatment and prevention of malaria
Threadlike structure in every cell nucleus that carries the inheritance factors (genes) composed of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid, the gene material) and a protein (usually histone). A human cell normally contains 46 chromosomes, or 22 homologous pairs and 1 pair of sex chromosomes; one member of each pair of chromosomes is derived from each parent.
A condition or illness that arises slowly over days or weeks and may or may not resolve with treatment. It is the opposite of acute.
(noun) Cell, group of cells, or organisms that descend from a single cell or organism; clones are genetically identical
(n. cognition) Relating to the mental process of acquiring knowledge through awareness, perception, intuition, and reasoning
The presence or growth of bacteria on or in the body; those who are colonized may or may not develop an infection and/or may spread the bacteria to others, in whom they may cause disease.
Examination of the rectum and entire colon with a flexible lighted instrument
a procedure in which a health practitioner uses a lighted magnifying instrument to examine a woman's cervix for abnormal areas, to take samples for biopsy, and/or treat as indicated
Present at birth